Cambodian Workers’ Welfare To Be Further Promoted

Under the social protection policy of the royal government, the workers' welfare will be further promoted, according to Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Speaking at the get-together with more than 10,000 factory workers and employees at Canadia Industrial Park this morning, the premier said from January 2018 onward, all female workers who give birth to a baby will receive 400,000 Riel (US$100), to twins 800,000 Riel (US$200), and to triplets 1.2 million Riel (US$300) without counting other benefits such as three months of maternity leave with 120 percent of monthly salary.

The National Social Security Fund has reserved some US$10 million for this programme, Samdech Techo Hun Sen underlined.

In addition, he added, the Cambodian workers will have free access to health treatment at state-owned hospitals and to public bus service for two years from now on as well as see their monthly minimum wage increase to at least US$160 in 2018. Besides, they will receive their monthly retirement pension from 2019 onward.

According to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, some 11,168 enterprises have been registered at the ministry, generating 1.2 million direct jobs with a total wage of over US$2 billion annually on average, and almost 3 million indirect jobs. The workers, especially in the garment and textile sector, receives currently US$153 as monthly minimum wage, and with other benefits, they can get US$170-181 monthly, and up to US$300 with overtime pay and other bonuses.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press